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Badge in Information Systems Management

The School of Computing's information systems management badge (not a degree or certificate) is designed to prepare students to accomplish the following:

  • Analyze the business needs that drive the need for IS solutions
  • Compare and contrast stakeholder roles in IS development
  • Explain a typical IS project life cycle
  • Evaluate and choose appropriate system development life cycles and methodologies
  • Explain the interaction between the process groups, knowledge areas, and processes
  • Adapt basic tools, templates, and techniques to the planning, organization, and management of an information systems project
  • Apply the principles defined in the Agile Manifesto to IS project management
  • Discriminate between Agile and traditional approaches to IS project management

Program Format

The information systems management badge is comprised of three courses (9 credits).


Completion of a bachelor's degree, and evidence of object-oriented programming skills are required for admission.

Program Location

Classes are offered fully online, in a hybrid format, or in-person in the late afternoon or evening in downtown Grand Rapids.


The information systems management badge consists of three courses (9 credits), including:

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